New Century Resources has awarded a $110 million long-term services contract to Sedgman for the operation and maintenance of the Century processing plant, pipeline and port facilities.
Sedgman is already involved in the restart of operations at the Century zinc mine in Queensland’s lower gulf region, with about 100 Sedgman staff and subcontractors on site to refurbish and commission plant and port facilities.
In November 2017 Sedgman provided the Restart Feasibility Study for the Century mine and subsequently commenced engineering, procurement and operational readiness activities.
New Century Resources says the restart program is on track for operations to begin in the third quarter of 2018, targeting first production in August 2018.
“We have been working with New Century Resources at the Century Mine since 2017, first on the feasibility study and then on refurbishment and reconfiguration,” Sedgman managing director Grant Fraser said.
“I’m pleased that we are building on this earlier involvement, and showcasing our full project life cycle delivery capability, by adding operation and maintenance services to our works at the site.”
The operations and maintenance contract is for an initial period of five years, with an option to extend at New Century’s election.